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by troutfisher
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Twin Island Campsite?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Twin Island Campsite?

I recently learned that Twin Island Campsite has been sold from a post on another website. When I questioned if anyone knew who purchased it and what they intended to do with the property, the thread was taken over by the site jokesters and I was unable to find out anything. I know that it was looke...
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

I've also curious about Fish Skull Faux Bucktail but haven't seen any in person. It looks to me like it would make a good parachute clump wing among other things, and it comes in all the right colors. Anyone have any experience with this stuff, and how does it compare to regular bucktail which I hav...
by troutfisher
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

I have no problem replacing a fly after it has taken a fish or two. My peeve is having to replace flies that never left the fly box compartments. I've gotten into hatch situations where I opened my fly boxes and couldn't find a decent-looking imitation to tie on. All that tying time and materials fo...
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

Bud: I suspect you are using something other than Para Post or the other coarse synthetic post/wing material I was using. Once that stuff starts frizzling it looks like a ball of monofilament and nothing I've tried can bring it back to the original shape. Applying heat actually melted the fibers! I ...
by troutfisher
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

Thanks for the input guys, and your sample flies all look great! I have poly yarn and will try that until I can get to the store and buy some EP fibers which I'll also try. The stuff that's made specifically for parachutes looks great in the vise but eventually balloons out all over the place as you...
by troutfisher
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Synthetic parachute wing material?

I've had bad luck with synthetic parachute post (wing) material like Para Post and similar. The stuff frizzles and doesn't stay in the configuration of a nice neat upright may fly wing cluster. I imagine that condition is the result of summertime heat, and the flies bouncing around in compartment dr...
by troutfisher
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intex Excursion 2 boat price????
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Intex Excursion 2 boat price????

I have a Intex Excursion 2 inflatable boat. I purchased it several years back to float and fish but am very apprehensive because of my age and never used it. It is brand new with collapsible oars, air pump, carrying bag, inflatable seat and backrest, instructions, accessory bag, etc. It is made very...
by troutfisher
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: hooked fish
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: hooked fish

There's a good chance that weighted nymphs and underwater flies tied on heavier DTE hooks will be drifting through the water upside-down. Especially those fished on lighter leaders. I suspect that the angle the fish takes the fly from, and the force, can also have a lot to do as to where the hook po...
by troutfisher
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Comparahatch contents question?
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Comparahatch contents question?

My thanks for the info guys. I sold my Comparahatch to a collector two years ago and no longer had it handy for reference. I didn't remember it containing the Trico but thought it must have since they covered it in such detail and stressed its importance in their later publications. At this point, I...
by troutfisher
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Comparahatch contents question?
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Comparahatch contents question?

The celebrated Caucci & Nastasi's Hatches first published in 1975 was preceded by their Comparahatch which was a spiral-bound little booklet published in 1973 by the Cortland Line co. I'd appreciate it if any forum member having this publication would check it to see if the Trico is among the insect...